Exhibition Closing: “Lair: Light and the Art of Stephen Hendee”


  • 11.27.22
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the final day of the original exhibit Lair: Light and the Art of Stephen Hendee! Lair is an immersive exhibition created for the High Desert Museum by artist Stephen Hendee. Hendee’s sculptures explore the spaces in which we live, both physically and virtually. Inspired by natural sciences, architecture, science fiction and digital culture, (more…)

Exhibition Opening: “Under the Snow”


  • 11.19.22
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Dive into the hidden world beneath the snow. In this subnivean environment, animals create a secret matrix of tunnels to survive the winter’s frigid temperatures and hide from the predators that lurk above. Using interactive graphics, visitors will meet the species that depend on the snow, including a resilient mammal named Pika, an observant (more…)

Museum and Me


  • 11.17.22
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A quieter time for children and adults who experience physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibits and revisit your favorites. Free for individuals, friends and family   Made possible by   With support from Mark and Kathy Kralj    (more…)

Veterans Day at the Museum


  • 11.11.22
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, we are proud to offer free admission all day to all United States Armed Forces veterans.  Made possible by   (more…)

Natural History Pub: Healthy Soil, Healthy Earth


  • 11.07.22
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Land management begins with soil. Healthy soils help address a range of ecological problems including erosion, water pollution and biodiversity loss. Join Dr. Shannon Cappellazzi, Director of Research at Go Seed, to learn how healthy soils can protect our environment, increase farm profits and bring joy to the next generation of farmers and gardeners. (more…)

Exhibition Closing: “20-Dollar Art Show”


  • 10.31.22
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Don’t miss your last chance to purchase local art for only $20! Bend’s biggest little art show is back, presented by Bright Place Gallery. The Museum is honored to host this year’s 20-Dollar Art Show, featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists all for the low, low price of (more…)

Exhibition Opening: “20-Dollar Art Show”


  • 10.28.22
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Bend’s biggest little art show is back, presented by Bright Place Gallery. The Museum is honored to host this year’s 20-Dollar Art Show, featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists all for the low, low price of $20. Join us for the Opening Party beginning at 5:00 pm when (more…)

High Desert Fall Fest


  • 10.22.22
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Mark the season with the High Desert’s not-so-wicked creepy crawlies, animals who thrive at night and the history behind the season’s cultural celebrations. Costumes are encouraged although they will not be allowed in wildlife exhibit areas to ensure animal comfort. Free with Museum admission   (more…)